1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Signalling and Telecommunications technician. Maintaining the signalling and telecommunication equipment within the Banbury area.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
yes, electrical knowledge both physical and knowledge. Been enlisted to complete training away from the main area of work to expand my knowledge and competencies.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
LOVE ALL OF IT!. BEST JOB OF MY LIFE.
4. How valued do you feel by Network Rail?
I fell like a part of the team the second I walked into the depot. everyone has been nothing but helpful to me.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
everything is planned down to the second I know what I am going to be doing weeks/months in advanced/
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My trainers/leaders have been wonderful can not fault them in anyway.
They are making me feel involved at all times and ensuring I understand what I am being told.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
everyone is helping as much as the physically can and even going the extra mile to help me.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
the original salary is a struggle to work with due to the cost of fuel and bills that I have to pay monthly but its understandable for the start of an apprenticeship and the end gaol will make up for it in the end.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes, there is chances for me to attend company events that happen (I have attended one and it was fun) and then volentering to do work for charities In the name of the company.
9. Would you recommend Network Rail to a friend?
Best decision I have ever made to join. Everyone has been helpful in teaching me and giving me time to understand everything at my own pace. there has not be a single time where I have regretted it and I highly doubt there is going to be one.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Network Rail?
don't hesitate. just go to anything that has been offered and ask questions. always seem like your keen to be involved and don't be scared and shy (easier said then done I know).
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